Union Investment: Björn Thiemann to become UniImmo: Europa fund manager
On 1 June 2013, Björn Thiemann (41, photo) will take over as head of the Unilmmo: Europa and Unilmmo: Global fund management unit at Union Investment Real Estate GmbH, Hamburg. Together with his team, Thiemann will be responsible for management of both retail funds, but will also personally take responsibility for Unilmmo: Europa, Union Investment’s broadly diversified flagship fund covering 19 national markets with assets of EUR 8.3 billion and a European investment focus.
With degrees in business administration and real estate economics, in his new role Björn Thiemann will report to Dr. Reinhard Kutscher, who in addition to being Chairman of the Management Board is responsible for retail fund management. “We are delighted that Björn Thiemann is joining us to run our top product. He is an experienced fund manager with extensive real estate expertise,” said Kutscher.
Holding qualifications in real estate and residential property business, as well as degrees in business administration and real estate economics (Academy for Real Estate Management – ADI), Thiemann has in-depth practical experience in the management of open-ended real estate funds. He was previously Head of Fund Management Europe at DEKA Immobilien Investment GmbH, where his responsibilities included the DEKA Immobilien Europa fund.
Source : Company